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Old Cairo and National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Day Tour

Cairo

Duration

3-4 Hours

Tour Type

PRIVATE

Group Size

Run

EVERYDAY

This new day tour to National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) and Old Cairo will allow you to see a different side of Egyptian civilization spanning from prehistory to modern history.

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Tour Highlights

  • Cairo
  • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, The Hanging Church, Synagogue of Ibraham Ben-Izra

Tour Itinerary

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and Old Cairo Day Tour
National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and Old Cairo Day Tour
You will be picked up by your private guide from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza at 9: 00 AM to visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is the first museum of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world. It houses large exhibitions in the central square. The museum also includes the Royal Mummies Room (additional ticket), which is the jewel of the museum. It was transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and was received in a majestic procession to discover the ancient Egyptian civilization. There are 1,600 artifacts that the world witnessed on April 3, 2021. This museum includes more than 50,000 artifacts that will link the stages of civilization development from ancient times to the modern era.

Then to move to visit Old Cairo

Hanging Church

It was called the Suspended Church because it was built on two of the ancient towers of the Roman fort. (Fortress of Babylon), and the Hanging Church is the oldest surviving church in Egypt. Therefore the church is a very important and absolutely unmissable stop on the tourist itinerary focused on the places linked to the Holy Family, which characterize the capital of Egypt. The internal decorations feature icons in Greek Orthodox style and have thirteen pillars, which respectively represent Christ and the twelve apostles.

Internal description of the church: The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. Then you see a facade with two twin towers and a bell tower outside a narrow courtyard with neo-biblical designs.



Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Serga):


The Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga.
It is the ancient church built on the site where the Holy Family resided during their escape journey, Its current location is what is known as the Complex of Religions in Old Cairo, within the Fortress of Babylon. Like many other early Christian churches, the Abu Serga church and its underground cave were designed according to the layout of a basilica, thus together consisting of three parts: the porch, the nave and the sanctuary (the cave is under the sanctuary). The church is notable for its unique architectural and artistic elements which reflect the spirit of Coptic church architecture in Egypt. These include the pulpit, font, ivory and wood inlaid templons, and unique religious decoration of saints and apostles.

Finally, you will drive back to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned car to/from Cairo Hotel.
  • Professional Egyptologist Tour Guide.
  • All tours are as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization .
  • Entrance fees to Old Cairo.
  • Bottled water during your tours.
  • Tourist permission.
  • All taxes and charges.
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any entrance fees for special places
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

Day Tour price

No of Travelers
Solo Traveler
2 Persons
3-4 Persons
5-6 Persons
7-9 Persons
10-12 Persons
13-15 Persons
The Price
109US$
63US$
49US$
39US$
35US$
34US$
32US$

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